I thought his would be the most challenging so it waited til last (didn't I mention this boy seems to always get his homemade thing last sometime before??)
Shirt, shorts and yellow leggings were the basics. Add flannel/felt/batting/interfacing layers for wings like the penguin.
The hat and tail plume were going to be difficult.
The hat is a regular knit hat with a half-circle piece of styrofoam stuffed inside. Each feather is poked through the knit to the styrofoam and secured with a little hot glue.
The beak/bill had a few pipe cleaners around the edge so it would have a little shape and it stuffed lightly with fiberfill.
The tail was formed with wire coat hangers (thank you TWOPEAS!) stitched to the back of a round pillow form, which I super stuffed to the brim and stitched closed instead of using the zipper.
I wrapped pipe cleaners around the wire hanger, then wrapped 2 different feather boas around them also.
Big velcro strap to hold it tightly around his waist. The shirt is large enough to cover the white belt.
In running action :)
There you go - Millie, Penguin, and Road Runner! Everyone looks pleased and can't wait til Friday!